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hot water on board
Thanks, this is really, really useful,
On our Attalia, the floor of the head (currently) drains by gravity via series of 'channels' to the bilge (lowest point just above the keel towards the centre of the boat. We do not use the shower as yet. I just read Don Casey's boat plumbing, he also recommends avoiding using the bilge. However, he proposes (If I understood correctly) is to pump into the bowl of the toilet as one option (this would certainly increase the need to pump out more often!). Alternatively, he also suggest a separate pump and discharge via another through-hull (I guess PBzeer this is what you are referring to). I would rather not cut another hole in the hull if I can avoid it.
How do others deal with the discharge? Making a shower pan is not a problem, nor is installing a dedicated pump. Where does it go to? Would a solution be to install a dedicated electrical pump (which drains the shower pan and then pumps it into the same drain as the sink in the head...